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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 19, 2014



Lena Anderson

Rocky face
Lena L. Anderson, 81, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Regency Park. Funeral services 5 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel. Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Visitation from 3-5 p.m. today, April 17.
Kenneth Earl Beets, 84, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at a local hospital. Mr. Beets was a native of Clinton, Tenn., and had lived the past 33 years in Chattanooga. Mr. Beets
Brenda Bost Brenda L. Bost, 67, of East Ridge, was welcomed into Heaven, Friday morning, April 18, 2014 surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the South Crest
Johnnie V. Templeton DeFriese, of Chattanooga, passed away at her home Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Donald G. DeFriese; sons, Jimmy Harris, of Chattanooga, Charles Harris,
Thomas Edward Short, 69, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his residence. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Kelleys Chapel Cemetery. Visitation after noon today.
Opal L. Gibson, 88, of Ooltewah, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014. She was born April 10, 1926 in Reliance, Tenn., and was the daughter of the late Mike and Oma Boring of Cleveland,
Yolanda Faye Golson, 56, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at her residence. She will lie-in-state at 11 a.m. today with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel of
Constance Sue Gray, 67, of Chattanooga, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She was the daughter of the late William and Ruth Vaught and was also preceded in death by her brother, Darrell Vaught; sisters,
"Buddy" Haile Jr., 82, of Chattanooga died Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was born April 27, 1931, in Chattanooga, a son of the late Herbert J. and Mary Aloyse Alsobrook Haile. He was preceded
Gwendolyn Rice Rucks Roebuck, 77, passed away Thursday April 17, 2014 at Standifer Place in Chattanooga. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Edward Roebuck; sons, Glenn Edward Roebuck Jr. (Eve), Michael Allen Roebuck;

Jim Hoskins

Cleveland
Jim Hoskins died at his home on Wednesday April 16, 2014. He was 75. He was preceded in death by his son, Bryan Hoskins, of Nashville. He is survived by his wife of 30

Vera Huckabee

Bryant
Vera Earline Huckabee, 61, passed away, Friday, April 18, 2014, at her residence. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, James Huckabee; children, Amanda (Wayne) Huckabee, Bryant, Becky (Corbin) Davis, New Hope, Ala., and
Mary Evelyn Smith Johnson, 89, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. today at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Everette Warnock
Thomas Eugene "Gene" Lowery, 54, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday April 16, 2014. Gene was a native and lifelong resident of Catoosa County. Gene was a true public servant having worked
Richard James McBride, 60, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Richard was a selfless man of vibrant faith who loved and served his family, church and community. Richard retired from the police

Jimmy Parks

Winchester
Jimmy Lee Parks, 25, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Southern TN Medical Center. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday at Moore-Cortner Chapel. Interment followed at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home,

Juanita Pierce

Chickamauga
Juanita B. Pierce, 88, of Orlando, Fla., passed away peacefully on Feb. 18, 2014, surrounded by family and loved ones. Preceding Juanita in death were her husband, H. Brooke Pierce; and a daughter, Cheryl Ann

Walter Reynolds

Estill springs
Walter H. "Buddy" Reynolds, 87, died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Burial in Maxwell Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First
Mildred Williamson, 86, died Thursday, April 17, 2014. Survivors, children, Charles Burgess, Gene Gazaway, Terry Gazaway, Johnny Williamson, David Williamson, Ray Williamson, Lucille Grimes, Dorthy Bannister, Betty Jennings, Eulene Baggett, Kathy Craig, Mary

In MemoryLebron Derrick

Missing and loving you. Wife Zarma Z. Derrick, Noble and Rozanne Nichols, Nikia and Tracy Jones, Deak, Dorothy, Adam, Shanice, Chris and Crystal, Tanyia, Cavontae, Destiny, Nicholas, grandchildren and other family and friends.

In MemoryJeffrey Ellis

Seven years have passed and you are loved and missed so much. Love Always, Moma, Daddy, Jenni, Bill, Emily, and Savannah

In MemoryIN MEMORY

Preceded in death by: Angel Crystal Evona Purple - Murphy (Daughter); Survived by: James D. Purple, Sr. and Ellen Purple (Adoptive Parents/Grandparents); Jonathon Carlisle Purple (Natural Father); Lynnmarie Couvillon (Natural Mother) Memorial Service:
Its been one year since you left. Imiss you and love you forever. Your wife Mrs. Ethel L. Willingham
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PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh-area McDonald's franchisee who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago has died. James Delligatti was 98.
NEW YORK (AP) - Grant Tinker, who brought "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and other hits to the screen as a producer and a network boss, has died.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elvis Presley's close personal friend and professional aide Joe Esposito has died. He was 78.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Fruit of the Loom Inc. says Rick Medlin, its president and CEO for the past six years, has died. He was 68.
MADISON, N.J. (AP) - A music executive who founded the industry's largest foundation for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research has died. Tony Martell was 90 years old.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ron Glass, a prolific character actor best known for his role as Detective Ron Harris, the handsome, good-natured cop in the long-running comedy series "Barney Miller,"...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is remembering actress Florence Henderson as a "lovely lady" who sang nearly two dozen times during Indianapolis 500 pre-race festivities.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Paul Sylbert, a talented production designer who won an Oscar for his work on "Heaven Can Wait," died Saturday at age 88 outside of Philadelphia, producer...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Theresa Manuel, the first black woman from Florida to compete in the Olympics, has died in Tampa. She was 90.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Peter Sumner, an Australian actor who had a small but memorable part as an officer on the Death Star in "Star Wars," has died at age...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans restaurateur, musician and civic leader Edgar "Dooky" Chase Jr. is dead at age 88.
NEW YORK (AP) - A big-voiced soul singer who performed with high energy onstage has died in New York after battling pancreatic cancer. Sharon Jones was 60.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Mentor Williams, the songwriter behind the 1970s pop hit "Drift Away," has died in Taos, New Mexico, at age 70.
HOUSTON (AP) - Dr. Denton Cooley, a Texas surgeon who performed some of the earliest heart transplants and implanted the world's first artificial heart, has died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ruth Gruber, a journalist, author and humanitarian whose long, trailblazing life included helping to bring Jewish refugees to the United States during World War II, has...
NEW YORK (AP) - The chef who has been credited with inventing General Tso's chicken - a world-famous Chinese food staple that is not served in China - has died....
HONOLULU (AP) - "Hawaii Five-0" actor Keo Woolford has died three days after suffering a stroke. He was 49.